Friday, July 27, 2012

Hong Kong (And Chinese Americans) Beats Japan for Longest Living Women

    1. Actually, my figures usually showed  the longest living women on the planet are ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN! - For 2010, the figures were 85.8 YRS, CHINESE AM WOMEN =86.1, so Hong Kong is tops, but Chinese American women were still ahead of Japan. 

    The decline in Japan is based on the earthquake and nuclear disaster even though the actual number of direct deaths due to either earthquake or radiation was very, very small. 

    1. 86.7 Hong Kong 2011
      86.1 Chinese American 2010
      85.9 Japan 2011

      85.8 Asian American 2010
    Health: It is significant to note that Asian American women have the highest life expectancy (85.8 years) of any other ethnic group in the U.S. Life expectancy varies among Asian subgroups: Filipino (81.5 years), Japanese (84.5 years), and Chinese women (86.1 years)1. However, Asian Americans contend with numerous factors which may threaten their health. Some negative factors are infrequent medical visits due to the fear of deportation, language/cultural barriers, and the lack of health insurance. Asian Americans are most at risk for the following health conditions: cancer, heart disease, stroke, unintentional injuries (accidents), and diabetes. Asian Americans also have a high prevalence of the following conditions and risk factors: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, smoking, tuberculosis, and liver disease.

    BBC: Other factors contributing to the dip included a rise in the number of suicides among Japanese women, disease and other natural death causes, the report said. The life expectancy for men in Japan also declined from 79.55 in 2010 to 79.44 last year.

    1. Japanese Women lose out to Hong Kong in global lifeexpectancy

      Fox News‎ - 4 hours ago
      The female population of Japan has held the top spot for living the longest in the world for the past 25 years.
  1. BBC News - Japanese women fall behind Hong Kong in longevity
    15 hours ago – Japanese women have fallen behind Hong Kong in global lifeexpectancy rankings for the first time in 25 years. This was partly due to the ...

    The expected lifespan for Japanese women dropped from 86.30 years in 2010 to to 85.90 years in 2011.
    The official life expectancy for women in Hong Kong last year was 86.70 years.
  2. Longest Life Expectancy In World: Women In Hong Kong Now ...
    1 day ago – But the official life expectancy for women in Hong Kong – 86.70 years in 2011 – would still be longer than Japan's even without the disaster ...
  3. Hong Kong Women Surpass Japanese In Life Expectancy ...
    3 hours ago – Women in Hong Kong are living longer than those in Japan according to the latest annual report from the Japanese health ministry.
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    1 day ago – But the official life expectancy for women in Hong Kong — 86.70 years in 2011 — would still be longer than Japan's even without the disaster ...
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    1 day ago – For 26 years Japanese women have been blessed with the world's longest... Hong Kong women now hold the honour of having the longest life ...
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    1 day ago – The average life span for Japanese women in 2011 stood at 85.90 years, down 0.40 from a year earlier. Hong Kong women topped the ...

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